Patents Assigned to Thomson-CSF Sexant
  • Patent number: 6788442
    Abstract: An optical device for a system presenting collimated images through an off-axis spherical concave mirror. An image can be presented to a user with correction of eccentric distortion caused by the off-axis spherical concave mirror without altering the quality of the image. A diffractive mirror is set in the neighborhood of an intermediate image, and preferably a second intermediate image. The extent of the neighborhood is limited by image resolution and, in the neighborhood, the correction by the diffractive mirror does not alter the resolution. The diffractive mirror may include a hologram which may be digital or made of a photosensitive material. A hologram substrate is preferably not planar to operate partly upon the correction, the residual correction being carried out by the hologram. Such a device may find application to an aircraft pilot's visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Thomson-CSF Sexant
    Inventors: Laurent Potin, Laurent Bignolles
  • Patent number: 6473323
    Abstract: A device for transferring power by an electrical energy transformer, and in particular by a magnetic coupler, including on a primary side a primary winding in series with an alternating source and on a secondary side a secondary winding, a rectifier bridge, and a load. The rectifier bridge includes two diodes arranged in series with the secondary winding and two MOS transistors also in series with the secondary winding. The load is connected on the one hand to a point common to the two diodes and on the other hand to a point common to the two MOS transistors. A mechanism is provided for switching the MOS transistors in such a way that they are simultaneously in the ON state for a predetermined duration. Such a device may find application to cases of weak coupling between a primary side and a secondary side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Thomson-CSF Sexant
    Inventor: Christophe Taurand